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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 32% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. (See trends).

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ISIS claimed an attack in Syria yesterday that killed 16 people, news reports say, including four Americans who were meeting with Kurdish allies.

President Trump, intent on getting U.S. troops out of the Middle East, has angered hawkish members of both major political parties with his decision to withdraw from Syria. Voters tend to oppose his decision as well.

Voters don’t care too much for the federal government, and the number who say they have been badly hurt by the continuing government shutdown remains small.

An increasing number of elected Democrats, including several presidential hopefuls, are endorsing a so-called Green New Deal although the details vary. Democratic voters love the concept, but other voters still aren't convinced.

The current teachers’ strike in Los Angeles and those in other states last year have not cooled Americans’ support for labor unions.

We’ll tell you at 10:30 whether Americas think the teachers’ strike in Los Angeles, now in its fourth day, is about the quality of education or protecting the jobs of union members.

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Americans have record confidence in the value of their homes and are more convinced than they have been in years that it’s a good market for home sellers.  But Federal Reserve reports yesterday identified massive student loan debt as a significant factor in low home ownership rates for people aged 24-30.

U.S. Air Force veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage’s “We The People Will Build the Wall” GoFundMe page, which has so far has raised $20.6 million of its $1 billion goal, has morphed into a non-profit organization now involved in the construction of parts of the wall along the U.S. southern border.

Twenty-one percent (21%) of voters say they would contribute money to a private fund set up to build the wall if Congress refuses to fund it, but 69% say they would not contribute privately, and 10% are undecided.

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament yesterday, days after it rejected her party’s plan to manage the U.K.’s March 29 exit from the European Union, a departure known as “Brexit.”

After the resignation of two of May’s cabinet members in July, 65% of of voters thought it is at least somewhat likely that Great Britain will actually quit the European Union.

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Some readers wonder how we come up with our job approval ratings for the president since they often don’t show as dramatic a change as some other pollsters do. It depends on how you ask the question and whom you ask.

To get a sense of longer-term job approval trends for the president, Rasmussen Reports compiles our tracking data on a full month-by-month basis.

Rasmussen Reports has been a pioneer in the use of automated telephone polling techniques, but many other firms still utilize their own operator-assisted technology (see methodology).

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Platinum Members.

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